Date: September 25, 2012 2:48:46 PM PDT
Subject: CWA Executive Council meeting follow-up/Riverwalk and Marsh news
Hello Council & Friends,
Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting last night, and thanks to Darren Mahr (OFRI) for his presentation on how forest management affects water quality & fish habitat. We appreciate his patience and staying longer than planned to answer the many questions that arose. The general agreement was that all of us, and especially those that work the land, need to apply the best management practices possible to ensure the health of our forests and water quality. We all share the responsibility to protect the watershed we live in.
We discussed the new planning update & public comment period for the Bandon Marsh, and at the end of this email is the word from USFWS about the recent happenings and materials available to the public. Let me know if you have any questions.
I also had confirmation from Fran Capehart that the Coquille Riverwalk Trestle Dedication ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 16th at 3pm. Congratulations to Dennis Graham and all the folks that have been working
tirelessly on the project and for the completion of this phase! There are walkway bricks available if you wish to support the Riverwalk and see your name in stone. The bricks are $75 for an 8” x 8”, or $50 for an 8”x 4” – order forms are available at the Community Center on Fran’s office door. There are other Riverwalk events coming up and I’ll be sure to let you know as soon as I hear about them.
We also touched on the unique Baker Creek Fish Ladder project, and Jeff Jackson (ODFW) and Kristle have a meeting set up to discuss the project. If you are interested in attending that meeting, please shoot me an email for the details.
This Saturday is “Public Lands Day”, so get out and enjoy yourselves and maybe do a little something for your favorite park or hunting grounds!
Kelly N. Miles
Director, Coquille Watershed Association
55153 Picture Valley Road
Coquille, OR 97423
O: (541) 572-2541
C: (541) 982-0151
Subject: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases Draft Comprehensive Conservation Plans for three National Wildlife Refuges
The Comprehensive Conservation Planning process for Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay and Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuges continues to move forward. The entire Draft CCP along with the Planning Update are available now for download on our website. If it is difficult for some to download what they want to see, there are CD copies and a few hard-bound copies at the Bandon Marsh office on North Bank Lane in Bandon (call Dave at 541-347-1470). We can also mail paper Planning Updates if needed. There are many ways for you to get involved and share your ideas and concerns regarding the future management of these Refuges, look for
them in this planning update.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport OR 97391
PLF joins broad opposition to judicial expansion of Clean Water Act
Subject: CWA meeting recap and information
Oregon Water Resource Commission approved the Integrated Water Resource Strategy
Advisory Vote Meeting in Coquille "NO Bandon Marsh Expansion"
The "NO BANDON MARSH" Signs are now Available
The Nature Conservancy--Ecotrust Study on Salmon Economics
2010 Coastal Wetlands Grants
OWEB Listening Session Information & Agenda
This Land is... the Government's
Why is Bandon Marsh Refuge Considering an Expanded Boundary?
White House Conference Sets Stage for New Era of Conservation